Index here

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All newspaper articles and advertisements are from Papers Past - National Library of New Zealand or Trove - National Library of Australia unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post.

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site. I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have. I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records or negatives of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -

ZAMBRA, Cæsar Anthony

Cæsar Anthony Zambra

born circa 1835 England son of Phyllis Warren and Giuseppe Cesare Zambra (Joseph Cæsar Zambra), arrived 19 September 1866, Auckland, New Zealand on the "Pegasus" from London [shown as "C. A. Tamber" , with cargo - 4 cases for "C. A. Wambra" [1], then aged about 31 years,  died 25 March 1881 at the Provincial Hospital, Auckland aged about 46 years, buried 28 March 1881, Symonds Street Cemetery, Auckland from the Hospital, service by Rev. Sparling.

1861 census:
photographer aged 25 years, unmarried, born Saffron Walden, Essex - boarder at the house of Joseph Carter and family at 73 Hatton Garden, Saffron Hill, London, with three other boarders. Nearby at 72 Hatton Garden resided James Zambra, his brother aged 28 years, master barometer and thermometer manufacturer [2]. His parents Phyllis and Joseph then resided at 1 Hatton Garden

Oriental Cottage, Parnell, Auckland 
from January 1867 to December 1869

New Zealand Herald, Volume IV, Issue 998, 25 January 1867
[this notice continued in the New Zealand Herald until 6 February 1867]

An excellent souvenir of the interesting scene in the Barrack-square on Saturday last, on the occasion of the presentation of the Victoria Cross to Major Heaphy, was exhibited at this office yesterday, in the shape of a large-size well-executed photographic view. The picture is well calculated to perpetuate the event in every household, and will doubtless be much sought after by those who feel an interest in the occasion. The view is taken from the Barrack offices, and comprehends the entire square, at the time the presentation was made by the General Commanding. The view is in the best style of photography, having been taken with lenses imported from the well-known establishment of Negretti and Zambra, of London, by Mr. Zambra, photographic artist, of Parnell.
Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXIII, Issue 3058, 15 May 1867

unnamed man photographed by 
Cæsar Anthony Zambra
Parnell, Auckland

93 Lower Queen Street, Auckland
from December 1869

Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXV, Issue 3842, 14 December 1869
[this notice continued in the Daily Southern Cross until 20 April 1870]

Mr. Zambra, for a long time well known to fame as a photographer of high order, has re-commenced business in that line of art. He has taken the premises in Shortland Crescent at one time occupied by Mr. Redfern.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 4480, 23 March 1876

Fatal Accident at Queen Street Wharf
An accident occurred at an early hour yesterday morning to Mr. Zambra, a photographer, which we regret to say has terminated fatally. About half-past five o'clock in the morning the crew of the ketch Fanny Thornton were aroused by hearing a heavy body fall on the deck of the vessel, and on coming up they found Mr. Zambra lying on the deck insensible, and bleeding profusely from the head. He bled from the nose, ears, and mouth. Word was at once sent to the police, and Constable Rist had Mr. Zambra conveyed in a cab to the Hospital, where he was at once attended to by the house-surgeon, but from the first no hopes were entertained of his recovery. He lay in a comatose state all day, and expired at 8 o'clock yesterday evening. The accident was not observed by any person, but it is supposed that Mr. Zambra walked too close to the edge of the wharf, and that his foot must have tripped against the guard-stringer of the wharf, and caused him to tumble over on to the vessel. The fall was about 13 feet, as the tide was low at the time. He was perfectly sober when the accident occurred, and appeared to be following his usual habit of taking an early walk. An inquest will be held to-day.

New Zealand Herald, Volume XVIII, Issue 6039, 26 March 1881

The inquest on the unfortunate man, Zambra, who died from injuries received by falling off the Queen-street Wharf on to the deck of a vessel, did not take place on Saturday, as anticipated, owing to Dr. Gildsbro' having to visit Kohimarama Naval Training School. It will take place to-day, at the usual hour, 2 p.m., at the Provincial Hospital.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XVIII, Issue 6040, 28 March 1881

The Late Accident on the Queen-street Wharf.
Coroner's Inquest.
A coroner's inquest was held yesterday afternoon, at the Provincial Hospital, before Dr. C. F. Goldsbro' and a jury (of whom Mr. D. S. Chambers was elected foreman), on the body of Cæsar Anthony Zambra, photographer, who came by his death from injuries received by falling over the Queen street Wharf on to the deck of the ketch Fanny Thornton, on the 25th instant.

The jury, having examined the body, the following evidence was adduced. Dr. Philson deposed that the deceased was about forty-five years of age, and a photographer by occupation. Deceased, when brought to the hospital, was in a state of insensibility, and bleeding profusely from both ears. There were no external grounds, but there was an extensive contusion above his eyes. No smell of drink was observed about him. It was evident he had suffered mortal injury of the brain and he died the same evening at 7.30 o'clock.

The cause of death was injury of the brain resulting from a fall on the crown of the head, producing extensive fracture. No money or property was found on deceased.

Charles Johnston deposed that he was a seaman, serving on board the schooner Jessie. He was on Queen-street wharf at daylight on Friday, the 25th instant. Was walking up the wharf, when a young woman walking before him looked down on the deck of a vessel lying alongside, and said some one had fallen down, and then she walked away. Witness went for a policeman. Saw no scuffle, or any one near the vessel. The young woman walked up the wharf ahead of witness, having come off one of the steamers. Witness assisted the police to  get the man from the deck of the vessel on to the wharf. He was then groaning.

By a Juror: There was no person on deck but the deceased. Constable Rist deposed that he found the deceased lying on the deck amidships, having a quantity of clotted blood about him. One of the crew was holding him in a sitting position and bathing this head. Deceased never spoke. He went for an express, to take, deceased to the hospital, which was done shortly afterwards, arriving there at 7 a.m. He never spoke, but opened his eyes once. The blood on the deck was congealed, but little was on his clothes. Blood oozed from his ears. His hat was lying on the deck. Identified the body, viewed by the jury, as that of the deceased, Cæsar Anthony Zambra. 

Witness went on duty that morning at 5 o'clock. His beat was in Queen-street, terminating at the Thames Hotel. Believed that the man was fatally injured : when he saw him. By a Juror: Did not know deceased intimately. Could not tell whether he was short-sighted. There were no planks from the wharf to the vessel's deck, or protruding from the side of the wharf. Frederick Augustus Yates deposed that he was a seaman on board the ketch Fanny Thornton, lying alongside the Queen-street Wharf. On the morning of the 25th instant, about 5.45, was aroused by a noise on deck. Called the other men of the crew, and found that they also had been awakened by the noise. Put on some clothes, but before he was dressed one of the seamen named Aicken, went up, and saying, "Some poor fellow has fallen down on our deck." 

Witness went on deck, and found the deceased lying there in a quantity of blood, which was, coagulated. Raised him to a sitting position, and got another of the crew named Robinson to bathe his face. Assisted to get him into the express which had been obtained by the police, who had previously arrived, and they took him to the hospital.Witness believed that the noise, which woke him was that of the man falling on the deck. The blood on deck was of a dark frothy character. It was very easy for anyone not looking carefully to trip against the side of the wharf and go over. The ceased had one hand in his pocket when found on the deck; he had never had time to remove it. The room having been cleared, the jury, after a few minutes' deliberation, brought in a verdict of "Accidental death through fracture of the skull."
New Zealand Herald, Volume XVIII, Issue 6041, 29 March 1881

[1] New Zealand Herald, Volume III, Issue 890, 20 September 1866 
[2]  Source Citation - Class: RG 9; Piece: 187; Folio: 35; Page: 67; GSU roll: 542588
Source Information. 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.

Caesar Anthony Zambra

Taylor and Redfern

Taylor and Redfern
194 Queen Street, Auckland
from about January 1869 to 23 July 1870

William Waterworth Taylor born circa 1846, died 24 November 1919 at Auckland aged 73 years son of Hannah Maria Lambert and Rev. William Taylor of Mauku

New Zealand Herald, Volume VI, Issue 1606, 18 January 1869
[this notice continued in the New Zealand Herald until 17 April 1869]

New Zealand Herald, Volume VII, Issue 1897, 14 February 1870
[this notice continued in the New Zealand Herald until 10 March 1870]

Messrs. Taylor and Redfern, of Queen street, have executed a very creditable photograph of the Flying Squadron as they lay at anchor in this harbour.
Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 3894, 14 February 1870

New Zealand Herald, Volume VII, Issue 2023, 14 July 1870

Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4032, 25 July 1870

unnamed man by Taylor and Redfern


[the identity of the photographer named Turner is not known]

Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch
Turner no. 23
Erected by the citizens of Christchurch to initially honour the sacrifice made during the 1914–1918 Great War, in 1923.

Cathedral Square, Christchurch
Turner no. 15


Unknown photographer

Unknown photographer

"Dear Bob. This was taken the other day by a man who was round at our school taking the photos. Doesn't Bill look a gun[?] sitting doubled up in the front. Write Soon. With Love from May." 

Perhaps Christchurch.

24 August 2019

BAYNE, Walter Menzies

Walter Menzies Bayne

Whangarei from 14 July 1889 to about 18 November 1893, succeeded by J. T. Cowdell.

born circa 1867,  reg. Newton Abbot, Devon, Mar 1867, vol 5b page 163, son of Matilda and Walter Bayne (cabinet maker and undertaker, died 9 April 1900), died 8 July 1945 at his residence 21 Marine Square, Devonport, Auckland aged 78 years, reg. 1945/21672, buried Purewa Cemetery, Block H Row 5 Plot 34. Married
Margaret Grace Hill she died 15 August 1947 aged 80 years, buried Purewa Cemetery, Block H Row 5 Plot 34.
William Reginald Bayne
Eleanor Matilda Grace Bayne
Vera Maud Bayne 

Mr W. Bayne, a photographer of experience, is visiting the district for a few days, and orders left at Mr Jenkins will receive attention. We understand he contemplates commencing business here. — Advt.
Northern Advocate, 25 May 1889
[this notice was repeated in the  Northern Advocate until 15 June 1889]

We understand that Mr Bayne has completed his new phographic [sic] gallery, and that he opens for business to-morrow, Saturday.
Northern Advocate, 13 July 1889

Mr W. M. Bayne, the well-known photographer, who during the past few years has "taken" so many of the inhabitants of this district has now gone one step further and taken unto himself a wife. On Saturday last he was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Miss Margaret Grace Hill, of Sandhurst, Victoria, the ceremony taking place in the Wesleyan Church before a large assemblage of people, the Rev. J. Thomas being the officiating clergyman. Miss Bayne and Miss McKenzie were the bridesmaids and Mr David McKenzie the best man. There were the usual showers of rice, and the subsequent wedding breakfast followed. We felicitate Mr and Mrs Bayne upon their union and wish them all sorts of happiness.
Northern Advocate, 25 October 1890

Northern Advocate, 24 October 1891

Mr W. M. Bayne, photographer, has removed into his new studio, in the premises lately occupied by Mr W. H. Palmer [William Hall Palmer, watchmaker and jeweller, father of the photographer Thomas Grice Palmer]. The studio is filled and replete with all necessary conveniences, and some very choice scenery has been added to the gallery. The premises are both handsome and commodious and a credit to Whangarei.
Northern Advocate, 31 October 1891

Northern Advocate, 17 September 1892

In this issue Mr W. Bayne, art photographer, intimates that he has opened studios in Hamilton and Cambridge, and proposes to divide each week between the two places. He can be seen at his studio, Grey-street, Hamilton East, on Monday until midday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at Mr Tennent's, Cambridge, on Monday, after arrival of train, and on Tuesday and Wednesday in each week. Mr Bayne, since acting for Mr Hemus, of Auckland, has been favoured with a fair share of the patronage of the public, which he trusts may be continued now that he has thrown in his lot with us and become a resident in the district, Mr Bayne has had fourteen years experience in the colonies, during which period he has been employed in some of the best studios in the Australian colonies, and this should be a guarantee of first-class work.
Waikato Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 3439, 14 July 1894

The premises taken and fitted up by Mr. W. H. Bartlett, of Auckland celebrity, for artistic photography are to be open for public inspection this evening. The studio is in Veie's Buildings, adjoining Messrs. Morey's establishment, and is under the management of Mr. W. Bayne, who has had over 17 years' experience in the profession. The show cases that will be on view contain samples of all the popular types and styles of photography, those of the black and white specimens being particularly good and approaching to the beauty and finish of engravings. The enlargements are splendid works of art, and yet intensely natural. From babies to the Premier there are photos in plenty, and altogether a most attractive exhibition will be found. The public are cordially invited to inspect the whole of the premises and the contents, and as incandescent burners will be used for lighting purposes every facility will be given for a favourable view.
Taranaki Daily News, Volume XXXXII, Issue 81, 7 April 1900

An up-to-date photographic studio has been opened by Mr. W. Bayne in the recently erected buildings, Karangahape road, opposite the Baptist Tabernacle. The internal fittings are all in oiled rimu, and the lighting has been admirably arranged. In the show-room may be seen excellent samples of Mr. Baynes' photographic work. The "Tadema" studio is fitted up with all requisite conveniences.
Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 277, 27 November 1906

Took over studio of G. Gregory photographer in Queen Street, Auckland
Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 152, 28 June 1911


Come to Stay.
Mr Walter Bayne, whose son runs the popular photographic studio in Cameron-street, has come to Whangarei to stay. Mr Bayne, sen , is an artisan of some repute. He made and exhibited at the Melbourne Exhibition
[1888] a piece of cabinet work which was described as follows by the Auckland Star :— "For artistic design and excellent execution it is questionable whether this fine piece of workmanship can be beaten. The cabinet is a large one, being fitted up with innumerable drawers and jewel cabinets. In the front is a writing desk, and facing that is a large sliding panel fitted with weights. This is pushed down, and reveals 12 drawers, each faced with handsome pieces of kauri and rewarewa. The sliding panel is a fine piece of work. In the centre is a medallion, on which is carved representations of various native ferns. Adjoining this are five side panels of mottled totara. The pedestals [are]massive, and when opened disclose large [cabinets] capable of holding silver plate, etc. These pedestals have dark rimu moulding with totara beadings.

 Inside the drawers are lined with blue velvet. The side cabinets have pods of peas carved upon them, and the head-piece is a bunch of grapes carved but of mottled kauri with leaves carved from plain red totara. Beneath the desk is another handsome panel of clouded kauri, while the claw of the pedestal is carved from plain kauri, to which is affixed a bunch of grapes carved out of New Zealand birdseye maple. There is no stain whatever used on the wood, and the effect of the tasteful grouping of the various woods is very pleasing. The pleneth is composed of rimu, mottled totara, rimu and various kinds of kauri. Hakehake and kahikatea wood is also used in the construction of the cabinet. This is truly a work of art, and does not look at all out of place in an art gallery.", Mr Bayne secured awards for this work at the Melbourne exhibition.

Northern Advocate, 21 February 1891 

[1] Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 160, 9 July 1945 

Walter and Mary Bayne, Theresa Bayne and two children on the James Wishart July 1874 Auckland

24 August 2019

GREEN, Herbet Huxley

Herbert Huxley Green
 also see Green and Hahn

Born 18 February 1893 Christchurch son of Eliza and John William Green (died 1930), died 21 March 1956 aged 63 years, buried Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, block 37 plot 22.

1916 - Photographer - Lyttelton Times

Mrs J. W. Green, 41 Ely Street, has just received word that her son, Sergeant H. H. Green, is returning by the s.s. Ruahine, which is due in Auckland on or about December 20.
Lyttelton Times, Volume CXVII, Issue 18263, 26 November 1919

Star, Issue 19866, 7 February 1920

Green - Peat. A wedding which created interest among many Wellington and Napier residents was solemnised at All Saints' Church, Kilbirnie, Wellington. The bride was Miss Elsie Peat, who for so many years has been connected with the firm of R. W. Armit, Ltd., and Mr H Hurley Green (sic), of Christchurch. She was given away by her father, Mr Frank Peat. She wore a beautiful frock of ivory and gold marocain with a lace overdress, and becoming cape; also a smart hat of ivory georgette, lace, and bird of paradise trimmings. A. dainty sheaf of golden roses and fern was carried. Miss Winifred Peat was in attendance, in a pink georgette frock finely tucked and trimmed with gold and silver lace, and a hat of lace and georgette. The usual dainty bouquet was carried. The best man was Mr Walter Brassington. The bride's mother was in mole crepe de chine heavily embroidered in violet, and a hat to tone. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs George Rhodes, Seatoun road, Kilbirnie, and the hostess received the guests, wearing a biscuit satin marocain frock and lace hat, with almond trimmings. The bride and bridegroom left later by the Lyttelton steamer for their future home, the former travelling in a fawn gabardine frock heavily embroidered in Russian braid, and a hat or navy with white ospreys, and stole fur.
Press, Volume LX, Issue 17994, 11 February 1924 

At the time of his death he was a company director living at 22B Rossmore Terrace, Christchurch. Following his death his wife's nephew Donald H. Peat, a Wellington photographer inherited his interest as a partner in the firm of Green and Hahn. His wife Elsie Green died in 1983 aged 89 years. His brother was John William Green, a poultry farmer.

A group of unknown men in the Stone Chamber of the Provincial Council Buildings photographed by Herbet Huxley Green about 1925.


John Dunlop
Christchurch and Wanganui

Grand and Dunlop - Christchurch, c. 1875 to 1887
John Dunlop, Oxford Terrace West, Christchurch, 1888 
Eden George, 1888-1891?

Dunlop and Hawley - Wanganui 1891
John Dunlop  - Wanganui 1891 to 1901
succeeded by Louis Gladstone Brogan - Wanganui March 1901

John Dunlop was born in England about 1845 and arrived in New Zealand about 1865. He married at the Holy Trinity Church, Avonside, Christchurch on 10 April 1878, Elizabeth Miriam Scrivener nee Hole, the eldest daughter of Mr W. Hole of Alhampton, Somersetshire. She was the second wife and widow of Cephas Scrivener, draper (he died at East Town Belt, Christchurch on 8 December 1876, first wife Annie Ross died at her residence Abraham Street, Grahamstown on 26 June 1872 aged 29 years).

Elizabeth Miriam Dunlop died on 21 July 1910 at 169 Victoria Street, Christchurch aged 68 and John Dunlop died on 17 July 1925 at the residence of his son William J. Dunlop, 497 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch aged 80. They are both buried in Linwood Cemetery (block 34 plot 226).

William John Dunlop (Optician) born 17 June 1879, Victoria Street, Christchurch, reg. 1879/12675, died 28 June 1958 aged 79 years, reg. 1958/35529, buried Linwood Cemetery (block A plot 176), married Elizabeth Foster circa 1907, reg.1907/3314, born 20 September  1877 Dunedin, died 1 January 1962 aged 84 years buried Linwood Cemetery (block A plot 176).

          Clarence William Dunlop born 28 August 1909, 30 Barbadoes Street, St Albans, Christchurch, reg. 1909/10763, died circa 1990, reg 1990/27707, married 1939 Beatrice Grace Pring born 23
August 1913 Christchurch - 3 children


Press, Volume XV, Issue 2003, 16 September 1869, Page 3
In the 1860's John Dunlop worked for James Elsbee and later Daniel Louis Mundy.

 Press, Volume XLV, Issue 7168, 2 October 1888, Page 1

above - a cabinet card by John Dunlop, Oxford Terrace West, Christchurch

He was named in 1890 as a Provisional Director of Eden George Company Limited along with Vivian White Parsons, Eden George and Charles George.
Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7580, 17 June 1890, Page 1

Dunlop, John, Photographer, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. Established 1891.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District], 1897, page 1409

Mr G. W. Hean, pharmaceutical chemist (by examination) has an advertisement in this issue announcing that he has opened business as a chemist and druggist. His shop is the one occupied until lately by Mr Dunlop, photographer, opposite the temporary post and telegraph office in the Avenue.
Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 10306, 6 April 1901, Page 2